The Taliban claims to have captured a dog in eastern Afghanistan that they say belongs to the United States military services.
The dog, named “Colonel,” was taken during a night raid on a Taliban base in December, allegedly wearing a GPS tracker and equipped with a flashlight and a camera. The Taliban said that the dog was seized along with assault rifles and grenades commonly used by U.S. Special Forces in the region.
Rumors of a “foreign dog” popped up several weeks ago, but video released on Thursday of Taliban officials leading the dog on a chain is the first proof of what BBC’s David Loyn called “Afghanistan’s only canine prisoner of war.”
U.S. officials are looking into the video. “But Afghans in general are not known as dog lovers,” Lyon reported, “and sadly, once its trophy value has been exploited, Colonel’s future does not look good.”
Watch the video below, via BBC:
[Image via screengrab]
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